How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

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Learn how to draw a cartoon porcupine made from simple basic shapes and effects like the one shown below. I will show you how you can use a simple vector application to enhance a basic illustration and turn it into something even more enjoyable.

Of course, you might need to have a little bit of experience using a vector software to complete this tutorial. Once you are familiar with the techniques used to create this cartoon character, you can use them to create even more beautiful cartoon images! :)

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

Step 1

First,  you can create this porcupine using simple curved lines with pointed ends. For now, only outlines are required. Adding solid shapes filled with colors will be done in the next step. You can see how the porcupine is made using the image below. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

Step 2

It's now time to add colors! The body of the porcupine is filled with a dark brown color. The face and the feet are filled with a dark beige color. The pupil and the nose are colored in black. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

Step 3

The gradient tool is used to create shadows on the character. To do so, you must add a second color on all shapes as shown below. For example, the bottom of the body must be filled with a dark brown color. The top can be colored with a brighter tone of brown. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

Step 4

Next, you can draw additional shapes to create even more shadows on the cartoon character. You can sketch more shapes around the eye, below the nose, on the spines, below the body and on the legs and feet. Make sure these new shapes are darker and slightly transparent. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

Step 5

Nice work! This is how the porcupine looks like so far. This illustration is great, but we can make it even better if we want to. How? Simply by adding highlights in specific areas. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

Step 6

Draw a large white shape on the face, the pupil, the nose and the legs. Make sure these new shapes are partially transparent, especially on the bottom of these shapes. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine

This cute cartoon porcupine is now completely done! :)

Nice work! This cute porcupine is adorable and 100% finished. Like I said earlier, don't hesitate to use these techniques on other characters, animals ... or porcupines! Drawing a fun cartoon illustration filled with great effects is not so difficult once you are familiar with this recipe! Enjoy! :)

How to Draw A Cartoon Porcupine


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